The New York Times Is Now Officially Down With Weed Legalization


The New York Times, supposed liberal scion of mainstream media, came out yesterday officially endorsing large-scale legalization of marijuana (with a prohibition of sale to those under 21 years of age). In celebration of their momentous[ly pompous] decision, they will run a full six days’ worth of op-eds on the subject, starting with the uber-self-important “Repeal Prohibition Again,” run yesterday by “The Editorial Board.”

The artwork on the interactive article at the NYT website cheekily fades from this:

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To this, as you scroll down the page:

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Isn’t that clever?

The article reads in part:

The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.

We reached that conclusion after a great deal of discussion among the members of The Times’s Editorial Board, inspired by a rapidly growing movement among the states to reform marijuana laws.

In coming days, we will publish articles by members of the Editorial Board and supplementary material that will examine these questions. We invite readers to offer their ideas, and we will report back on their responses, pro and con.

Well, more than a few things make sense now: that Maureen Dowd edible debacle, The New York Times: Style section declaring vape pens the hottest accessory of the summer. Is there anything more satisfying to watch than when tone-deaf old people learn to grasp new concepts four decades after the concept’s novelty has expired?

[New York Times]

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